Local, State and National Agency Links
Marin County Resources
- The Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) develops, coordinates and manages emergency operations activities that prevent, prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate natural and man-made disasters and emergencies countywide.
- The Division of Public Health Services includes access to community health and prevention services, vital statistics, communicable disease prevention and control, dental clinics, lab testing and more.
- Marin County Health and Human Services - Emergency Medical Services Agency
- The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the EMS system established to provide pre-hospital services. Fire service-based paramedics, private ambulance providers, and three hospitals provide basic emergency medical services and on-line paramedic consultation as needed.
- Marin Interagency Disaster Coalition
- Private and public organizations of the Marin InterAgency Disaster Coalition use their cooperative efforts to identify and improve preparedness planning. They are the primary clearinghouses for a variety of emergency resources and services, including pet care, food and clothing, emotional and spiritual support, financial assistance and volunteers.
- Marin County Community Emergency Assistance
- Published on the Marin County website, this is a listing of emergency assistance resources in Marin County, from counseling for individuals to rescue and rehabilitation of animals.
- This community preparedness website provides tips for families to prepare and steps to respond to several types of emergencies. Translation of the website is available in four languages in addition to English: Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish and Russian.
State Emergency Services
The CalEMA website links to laws, regulations, response information management systems, regional operations and other information regarding California emergency services.
California Emergency Management Agency
- Resources for Schools, Parents and Teachers - Links to websites and articles about school safety and youth preparedness
- The ABCs of Post-Earthquake Evacuation - A checklist for School Administrators and Faculty
- Office of Emergency Services Safety Information and Referral Hotline - The toll-free hotline at 1-800-550-5234 offers recorded non-emergency information about anthrax, personal and family preparedness and other safety advice.
California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)
CalTrans updates current highway information throughout the state 24 hours a day.
Cal FIRE responds to all types of emergencies on a daily basis--wild land fires, residential/commercial structure fires, automobile accidents, heart attacks, drownings, lost hikers, hazardous material spills on highways, train wrecks, floods, earthquakes, and more.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal FIRE)
National Emergency Services
- FEMA is an independent federal agency that works in partnership with state and local emergency management agencies, 27 federal agencies and the American Red Cross. FEMA's web site provides updates on disasters, risk reduction advice, and assistance programs after a disaster.
- The American Red Cross provides extensive information on disaster management and including individual and community disaster preparedness and recovery.
The REMS Federal Technical Assistance Center offers a variety of additional resources to assist schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education with their emergency management efforts.
- The Earthquake Hazards Program of the U.S. Geological Survey posts links to earthquake safety and preparedness resources, frequently asked questions, publications and fact sheets. The USGS is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
- Read weather forecasts, flood and high surf advisories, storm warnings and other weather outlooks for the San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area.
- Over the last 30 year, the South Pacific Division (SPD) has serviced 52 Presidential Disaster Declarations, most recently responding to the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, and the major floods of 1995, 1997 and 1998.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, is the lead federal agency for preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability, and protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad.